What to wear when you do circus
Ground based activities
If you are juggling, doing the devil stick, diaboling etc. it doesn't really matter what you wear but we would recommend clothing that allows you to move freely. Clothes that have dangly bits may well get in the way of certain tricks but are unlikely to harm you.
When doing balance, footwear becomes much more important. Flip Flops and other footwear that do not contain and support your feet are extremely dangerous, as are untied laces. In particular:
Tightrope - footwear should be supportive and allow you to feel the wire (canvas shoes are good)
Unicycle - do not have laces that may go into the spokes or footwear which will have your feet slip
Stilts - do not wear crocs, legs should also be covered so shorts are not great
Walking Globe - can be done bare foot or in shoes with grip
Clothing needs to be fairly tight. We recommend you wear a leotard but if you don't have one of them wear clothing that doesn't fall off you when upside down. You may be perfectly ok having your chest exposed and your face covered by your top but it doesn't make for a great work environment!